Inside Back Cover: Controlled Polymer-Brush Growth from Microliter Volumes using Sacrificial-Anode Atom-Transfer Radical Polymerization (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 35/2013)

Authors

  • Junfeng Yan,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China)
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  • Bin Li,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China)
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  • Bo Yu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China)
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  • Prof. Wilhelm T. S. Huck,

    Corresponding author
    1. Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Molecules and Materials, Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
    • Wilhelm T. S. Huck, Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Molecules and Materials, Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen (The Netherlands)

      Weimin Liu, State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

      Feng Zhou, State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

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  • Prof. Weimin Liu,

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China)
    • Wilhelm T. S. Huck, Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Molecules and Materials, Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen (The Netherlands)

      Weimin Liu, State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

      Feng Zhou, State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

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  • Prof. Feng Zhou

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China)
    • Wilhelm T. S. Huck, Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Molecules and Materials, Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen (The Netherlands)

      Weimin Liu, State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

      Feng Zhou, State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

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Abstract

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Electrochemical potential difference can be used to activate atom-transfer radical polymerization catalysts in a sandwiched metal substrate with microliter volumes. In their Communication on page 9125 ff., W. T. S. Huck, W. Liu, F. Zhou et al. use a single droplet solution (10 μL) to grow polymer brushes in controlled gradients and other complex shapes.

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